Melt in your mouth soft cake-like Pumpkin Cookies bursting with tons of Fall flavor and smothered with heavenly silky Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting! Bring these cookies to your Halloween parties and they will be the hit of the night!
Can you believe its pumpkin season?! Last year I stocked up on pumpkin so I could make pumpkin everything in the summer to test recipes for the blog but most of all because, well, pumpkin – I love everything pumpkin! If you have a pumpkin loving heart like me, then be sure to check out my other pumpkin recipes, especially Mom’s Famous Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread, Double Layer Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake (with Video!), Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pound Cake, (Nutella) Pumpkin Crepes and Pumpkin Coconut Fall Curry (see more Fall/Thanksgiving recipes HERE).
And now my latest obsession, these Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting! Seriously the perfect Fall dessert recipe that’s easy, make ahead, finger food and absolutely can’t-stop-inhaling-delicious. In fact, I dropped these cookies off to a neighbor friend of mine and she texted me a photo of her three adorable boys mid bite with three thumbs up and the caption, “They approve!!! Thumbs up and an empty plate…” And of course they talk about the cookies every time I see them. The have great taste.
In researching pumpkin recipes to create my own version, they are all almost exactly the same so I started with the version I see everywhere but it was bland and not nearly pumpkiny enough.
To create the perfect pumpkin cookie, I replaced half of the butter with pumpkin, added loads of flavor with our fragrant, earthy Fall spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger, swapped some of the granulated sugar for brown sugar and played with the flour, sugar baking soda, baking powder proportions. The resulting Pumpkin Cookies are gloriously soft, light, fluffy, flavorful cake-like cookies that melt in your mouth cookie after cookie after cookie…
You might have noticed all of my aforementioned pumpkin dessert recipes are paired with chocolate in some form because Pumpkin + Chocolate = heaven and these Pumpkin Cookies are no exception. So if you don’t have all the ingredients for the Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting or don’t have time or patience to wait for these pumpkin cookies to cool to frost them so you can inhale them, then try adding chocolate chips instead, but just promise me you’ll try the amazing Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting one of these days? mmmm, k? So basically these cookies are two recipes in one. Can’t wait to hear which one you like best!
In my personal opinion, the Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting takes these cookies to a whole new level. Its gloriously silky and boasts all our warm Fall spices because we first make a Spice Mix then add 1 teaspoon to our Frosting to make tangy spiced Cream Cheese Frosting for the perfect accompaniment to the perfect Pumpkin Cookies.
Happy Pumpkin season!
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